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Chile becomes first Latin American country to sign Norway’s declaration against illegal fishing August 27, 2019   |  Source : The Santiago Times  | Copyright : Copyright 2016-18 - The Santiago Times

Chile has become the first Latin American nation to sign Norway’s declaration against illegal fishing, the Norwegian government has announced. “Norway has initiated an international declaration against fishing crime and I am pleased that the suppor...

An island without fish? Cuba aims to tackle problem with law overhaul by Sarah Marsh August 27, 2019   |  Source : Reuters  | Copyright : Copyright © euronews 2019

In the sleepy Cuban fishing village of Cojimar that inspired Ernest Hemingway’s “The Old Man and the Sea,” locals say they are struggling to catch fish. Cuba’s fish stocks have dropped drastically in recent decades due to overfishing and envi...

Turkish fishermen hopeful for upcoming season by Murat Yuksel | August 26, 2019   |  Source : AA  | Copyright : Anadolu Agency © 2019

Fishermen in Turkey’s northwestern Canakkale province are hopeful for the coming fishing season. "Our fishermen were satisfied with the last season. We are hopeful for this season [...] We hope our fishermen will have a good season," Mehmet Ozkurnaz,...

Meet Aruna, the Indonesian startup empowering fishing communities and attracting global attention August 26, 2019   |  Source : Coconuts Jakarta

Indonesia has 54,720 km of coastline — the second largest in the world — yet the traditional fishing industry is faced with poverty and underdevelopment. 25-year-old Utari Octavianty, together with her college friends, has made it her mission to chang...

Small fishing operators in Thailand caught in EU dragnet August 26, 2019   |  Source : Bangkok Post  | Copyright : 1996 - 2019 Bangkok Post Public Company Limited

With 116 kilometres of coastline, Pattani is home to one of the largest fisheries in the far South. The abundant seafood hauled from the 5,000-rai Pattani Bay has long been a crucial source of income for local communities. Statistics speak of a vibrant...

Great Australian Bight oil industry would need decades of subsidies, report warns by Katharine Murphy August 26, 2019   |  Source : The Guardian  | Copyright : 2019 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved.

The South Australian government needs to prepare itself for decades of subsidies if it wants to develop an offshore oil and gas industry in the Great Australian Bight, according to a new report. Analysis by the progressive thinktank the Australia Insti...

196 countries to open negotiations on global agreement to safeguard all life on Earth August 26, 2019   |  Source : CBD

Government officials, experts and activists from around the world gather in Nairobithis week to open talks on a global agreement to safeguard life on Earth, in all its forms. The 27-30 August meeting marks the official start of negotiations toward a new...

EelTown.org Weekend Knowledge Dump August 23rd 2019 by NICK WALKER August 26, 2019   |  Source : Eel Town

People are finding more and more dead eels washing up on the shores of Lake Champlain (16 this year, compared to 1 in 2018). Many of them are larger eels, which appear to be ready for migration. The trip from Lake Champlain to the Sargasso Sea is a long o...

UNEP, UN Human Rights Office sign new agreement, stepping up commitment to protect the human right to a healthy environment August 23, 2019   |  Source : UN Environment  | Copyright : United Nations Environment Programme

As threats to individuals and communities defending their environmental and land rights intensify in many parts of the world, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Human Rights Office have prioritised efforts to promote and protect environmental ...

Indigenous communities in Myanmar take action against top-down conservation by Anirudha Nagar August 23, 2019   |  Source : The Diplomat  | Copyright : 2019 The Diplomat. All Rights Reserved.

The need to put indigenous peoples at the center of conservation efforts could not be clearer. Evidence is mounting that indigenous stewardship of natural resources is key to combating the climate crisis and protecting the biodiversity that sustains the p...

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